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Is your birthmark hiding a melanoma?

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Many people have birthmarks, but what exactly lies within these marks that we have carried with us since birth? We know that they can appear anywhere on the body and come in many different shapes, siz...

Is your job putting you at risk of skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Risks

Occupational sun exposure is responsible for about 34,000 cases of skin cancer every year in Australia. Exposure to the sun’s UV radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer and its harmful effects b...

What happens to your skin when you skip sunscreen?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks

What are you actually doing to your skin when you skip that sunscreen step? We’re told to make sunscreen application a daily habit, or at least use it on days where the UV Index rises above 3. But why...

How often do you get sunburnt?

CATEGORY: Risks

As we come into the warmer months, it's even more important to remember our daily dose of sunscreen. While there is no link between warmer temperatures and UV rays (the radiation responsible for sunbu...

Know your skin and spot the signs of skin cancer

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with one person dying every six hours from melanoma. As skin cancer is easier to treat when found early, it is really important to get to k...

Skin cancer: What you need to know

CATEGORY: Treatment, Detection, Risks

Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, accounting for over a quarter of cases globally. In fact, two in three Aussies will be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease by the time we r...

How does the UV Index work?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks

We are frequently reminded of the importance of sun safety and protecting ourselves from ultraviolet (UV) radiation to avoid skin cell damage, which leads to premature signs of ageing and skin cancer....

Are sun beds a safe alternative for a winter tan?

CATEGORY: Risks

With winter in full swing, your skin may be lacking its usual tan. But did you know that solariums and sun beds are not a safe way to get that summer glow?

How the ozone layer impacts skin cancer risk

CATEGORY: Risks, Research

Our risk of developing skin cancer has been elevated by changes to the ozone layer over the last 40 years, according to an international study. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in...

Why should I see an Aesthetic Doctor rather than an injector nurse or a beauty therapist?

CATEGORY: Risks

Many clinics and beauty salons offer aesthetic treatments at various prices and promising the best results. When researching the treatments provided at both salons and skin specialist clinics, they te...